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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:40PM Cirocco said

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Simply awesome! That is all.

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:46PM Cirocco said

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And I hope CCP find time and resources to bring Werewolf the Apocalypse and the Exalted to the MMO genre. Now I'm done.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 9:49AM Zensun said

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You can say that again! And I'm glad to hear they will focus on "player politics and social interaction". If that holds true, I'd expect it won't be yet another themepark game but hopefully another addition to the sandbox. Here's hoping they don't go for 'mass market appeal' (esp. given the current fascination with vampires in books and films) and turn it into yet another WoW clone that revolves around grinding loot and levels.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 10:42AM Unshra said

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Also hoping CCP adds Werewolf: The Apocalypse (having Bastet would be even better but I know better than to hold my breath for something like that) and with it a morphing animation that is worthy of such a creature.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 5:43PM 2midgetstall said

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Maybe it won't just be the Masquerade. Why couldn't they tie in all of the WOD, Vampire race and any of their clans, the Werewolf race and their clans and the Magi and all their classes?
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:41PM Saker said

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Joy!

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:44PM nomoredroids said

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Nooooooo! I wanted Requiem. :( Should be good, anyway.

Posted: Sep 25th 2010 6:54AM JuliusSeizure said

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I'm not too worried. I think it's going to be Masquerade in not much more than name. I mean, the Masquerade setting was annihilated several years before this game will even start. Most likely it'll be enough like Masquerade on the surface to appease the grouchy old fans but incorporate a great deal of the lessons learned from Requiem.

Anyway, YES! YES! YES! YES! FINALLY I KNOW WHAT EXACTLY I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO!
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 11:08AM Valdur said

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I wanted Requiem too but they chose Masquerade anyway it's CCP,it can't go wrong :D
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:46PM nathael said

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Looks pretty sweet. I hope it's finally a real Vampire MMO.

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:54PM (Unverified) said

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Looks so awesome! I can't wait for this.

BTW, what's the difference between Requiem and The Masquerade?

Posted: Sep 25th 2010 12:09AM Vagrant Zero said

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Requiem is hated by most fans.

Masquerade is hailed as a cure for Aids.

There's your difference.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 12:16AM Seraphina Brennan said

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Different versions of the World of Darkness RPG. Masquerade was pre-apocalypse in the storyline, Requiem is post-apocalypse.

Or, put another way, Masquerade is 3rd Edition D&D, Requiem is 4th Edition D&D.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 3:02AM nomoredroids said

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Requiem is actually not set in the same world as the Masquerade; there is no apocalypse. And the systems are essentially the same, though there are some big differences.

As for tone and feel, Requiem has deeper, more satisfying characters, and eschews the 'punk' setting of Masquerade for a darker, slower tone. Whereas Masquerade is all about the Camarilla and keeping humans unaware of the existence of vampires, (feeling more like an excuse to do violence), Requiem is more about the politics occurring between vampires and their Covenants. The result is often a slower pace with more intense role-playing moments. To me, Masquerade cheapens combat by making it commonplace (and really, if you can live forever, barring violence, how often would you submit to combat?), but Requiem gives a meaning to the violence. In addition, I just think the ideas laid out in Masquerade are more polished in Requiem.

That's just me, though. Lots of people hate Requiem. Blah blah blah.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 8:47AM (Unverified) said

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Backing up what Havok said - Requiem is a completely different universe. White Wolf "blew up" the original WoD.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 9:18AM dudes said

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Everybody died in Gehenna in Masquerade. One of the scenarios anyway.

Requiem is open ended and has a similar but different rules set.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2010 1:26PM Colin said

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The easiest way to put it was that Requiem was a reboot of the WoD setting. Similar mechanics and tone, but with a few major differences.
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Posted: Sep 29th 2010 5:22PM FridayKnight said

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Saying that Requiem is "hated by most fans" is very misleading. Both Masquerade and Requiem are excellent settings in their own ways. Masquerade is dominated by the metaplot of the Camarilla, Sabbat, Caine, Antediluvians and Gehenna. Requiem (and all the New WoD stuff) has more clear and workable rules and more prevalent themes. Masquerade (and the Old WoD stuff) had more convoluted rules and everything focused around the end of the world, but the overarching plot was rock solid.

Most of the fanboys who whine about Requiem are just butthurt that White Wolf stopped printing new versions of Clanbooks. Personally, I play in global chronicles of BOTH Requiem and Masquerade in the Camarilla Fan Club and I love both games. They're both awesome, but I think Requiem is a better "vampire game." Die hard Masquerade fans never wanted to give it a chance from the beginning.
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:52PM (Unverified) said

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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 11:55PM (Unverified) said

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Gangrel Time!

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